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Summer School 2018

13th August 2018 - 15th August 2018

Trent front building

Music for Everyone’s 2018 Summer School will be a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in quality music-making in a stimulating, friendly environment.

This year we are delighted that Trent College is hosting our Summer School. The excellent facilities, rolling parkland, excellent transport links and on site parking make this the perfect location for an inspiring musical experience.

This year we have chosen music inspired by ‘The Americas’. From Sousa’s Liberty Bell to Gershwin’s Summertime, Eriksson’s atmospheric To the Mothers’ of Brazil to the moving last movement for soloists, choir and orchestra from Bernstein’s masterpiece Candide. Add workshops and recitals given by top professionals and you have a wonderful three days of music making.

The Summer School Experience

Playing or singing, develop your music-making through a series of workshops and rehearsals led by our expert and friendly tutors, exploring a range of repertoire, both challenging and fun. You will receive copies of the music about four weeks in advance.

DSC04418DSC04462All workshops and rehearsals start at 10am with registration on Monday between 9.30 – 10am. Rush hour recitals on Monday and Tuesday start at 5.15pm and last for around an hour. The Summer School Showcase Concert will take place early Wednesday evening followed by a farewell buffet (approx. 7.30pm). A detailed timetable will be sent out with the music packs.



Gain unique insights into performance through our special programme of workshops and recitals DSC04489given by professional singers and instrumentalists of national and international standing.


DSC04407Be part of the social buzz. Extended breaks give you time to chat to tutors, browse the stands and enjoy the college grounds. A welcome ‘drink and nibbles’ on the first day and a ‘farewell buffet’ after the Wednesday evening Summer School Showcase Concert also gives plenty of opportunity for people to get to know each other in a relaxed social setting.



The Summer School fee of £95 covers all tuition plus tea and coffee in the mid-session breaks, the DSC04483Monday ‘drink and nibbles’ and the ‘end of Summer School’ buffet. It is possible to purchase (if booked in advance) a two course hot lunch on each of the 3 days at a total cost of £125. Or if you prefer to picnic, the surrounding parkland is ideal. Trent College is also able to provide B & B accommodation for the duration of the Summer School, please indicate on the enrolment form if you would like details.


The music to be studied will include:

Orchestra: (all instrumentalists)
Leonard Bernstein ‘Make our Garden Grow’ from Candide
John Philip Sousa Liberty Bell
George Gershwin Summertime

Gilbert Tinner Sparkling Samba
Victor Lopez Aztlan

String Orchestra:
Aaron Copland ‘Hoe Down’ from Rodeo
Astor Piazzolla Libertango

Leonard Bernstein ‘Make our Garden Grow’ from Candide and ‘Gloria Tibi’ from Mass
Anon Hanaq pachap kusikuyin (17C South American)
Lars Jansson/arr. Gunnar Eriksson To the Mothers’ of Brazil
Eric Whitacre Lux Aurumque


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Workshop sessions will be led by Music for Everyone’s artistic team: Angela Kay, Victoria Barlow, Gill Henshaw, Ellie Martin, Ann-Marie Shaw and Phil Smith. They will be joined by the highly talented professional choir Blossom Street, celebrated violinist Owen Cox and brass duo Simon Baker (Trombone) and Tim Thorpe (French Horn). Accomplished pianist, Richard Cox will be our repetiteur.

Blossom Street VOLF

Professional choir, Blossom Street, is a highly versatile and vibrant chamber choir comprising some of the UK’s best young singers. They perform regularly on TV and radio as well as on the concert platform and have released two critically acclaimed CDs on the Naxos label. Directed by Hilary Campbell, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, the group was formed in 2003, while many of the singers were undergraduates at the University of York.

“A fantastic choir” Greg Beardsell, BBC Radio 3


Owen Cox is an experienced violinist who has held numerous positions in British orchestras, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestrsa and BBC National Orchestra of Wales (principal). He has been a member of several quartets performing all over the globe. He is a dedicated teacher and is currently Assistant Head of Strings at Chetham’s and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. Owen has recently written a PhD about a late Beethoven String Quartet.



Simon BakerTim Thorpe 2Brass Duo, Simon Baker and Tim Thorpe have years of experience playing in top professional orchestras including the CBSO, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Symphony Orchestra, the RPO plus as session musicians in top West End Shows.




How to Enrol

Booking is now closed for this course. If you would like to know about future Summer School and MfE events, please email admin@music-for-everyone.org


13th August 2018
15th August 2018
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Trent College
Derby Road
Long Eaton, NG10 4AD
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